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North Carolina Music Scene / I miss the metal at V11
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:40:57 AM »
I def had some great times, especially when i had a space there.

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North Carolina Music Scene / Philm- Harmonic
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:31:35 PM »
Fuck, I wish I made this album.

Philm is beautiful and dangerous.  Unfettered, Philm does whatever they want but as a cohesive group.  Each instrument is respected and expressed as fully as its advanced level AP classes musicians can sex out of them.  Uncomfortable vocals edging on out-of-tune and desperate snap into crazy animal mouth shouts and sung legibility.  Affected guitars and cool fuzzed out bass licks over a drummer with already too much chops but now has fewer things to hit. From experience, this tends to bring out the "do more with less" train.  Slayer with a single bass drum was walloping but then roadie Gene Hoglan had to eff up western music history and get D double bassing.  Dave\'s back to basics but not skank beating around that weird old tom setup from the Show No Mercy days.  Here he\'s set up like Dave Grohl; 4pc kit, a few cymbals to crash on, easy to fit in the car.  

I\'ve always felt Dave\'s most enjoyable works were made outside of Slayer.  His Grip Inc albums got better each time and had one of the most underrated thrash vocalists of all time, Gus Chambers (RIP).  The DJ Spooky album is an amazing use of his double-bass metal swing Power Grooves.  That\'s really an amazing record and a crime that more hip-hop doesn\'t use real drums and rocking ones at that.  I believe his most intense work up to this point was with schizo-psycho Fantomas but his finest performance and best overall album has up til now been Testament\'s The Gathering (aka THE greatest thrash metal album of all time)  

Records like this are rare and a creative career high, in this case especially for Dave.  A fresh perspective on an array of styles and sensibilities in both the music and recording of. As heavy and trippy and groovy as gear can capture and your ears can pass, Harmonic is a journey you can only truly take once.  You can, should and will listen to it again but it will never surprise you the way it did the first listen.  Very few albums do that.  Kayo Dot\'s Choirs of the Eye did that.  Deloused In The Comatorioum by The Mars Volta bears that distinction as well.  Albums like these transcend genre, and time.  It\'s heavy but not "metal"; ambient, noisy, graceful yet foreboding.  This is where real music is in 2012.  

Favorite songs:  Dome, Sex Amp, Killion & Mild.

The whole things is really awesome though, beginning to end to end again.  Me telling you so isn\'t enough.  Buy it and piss me off when the printing runs out and I can\'t find it anymore.

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North Carolina Music Scene / BeerFest ...
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:19:12 AM »
Saints & I are down

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Shows & Events Discussion / The Hell No @ Slims: Fri 3/2
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:29:23 PM »
The Hell No are playing this Friday night at Slim\'s on Wilmington St.  The show is to comemorate the release of their new demo, their first with ex-Faith In Ashes lead guitarist Adam Johnson.  Cost of admission includes a copy of the demo.

facebook you this, for details

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Movies & DVD / Game of Thrones
« on: February 29, 2012, 07:29:05 AM »
Quote from: Yocum;113315
Did either of you play that awful WoT pc game?

Snooooooooze...


I never played it but I somehow wound up with the soundtrack to the game on CD, at least a year or 2 before beginning the saga.  I did pick up the WOT RPG book just to round out my collection.  It\'s much better than the terribly illustrated encyclopedia

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North Carolina Music Scene / What are you listening to?
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:10:20 PM »
Quote from: oldtimer;113571
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I held out on buying the newest Atheist b/c as I understood they were recording an unnamed Rush cover (YYZ possibly) that was to appear on the "Special Editon", which wound up just being a digipak w/ a sticker (woo-fuckin\'-hoo for $4 more).  Diving into it now, it\'s a great album, a killer comeback and not too far removed from what you\'d expect from them.  

If Gnostic had better vocals , Id dig them more.  Can\'t get enough of Steve Flynn

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North Carolina Music Scene / Eternal Life...
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:00:49 PM »
... The Secret is DEATH!

new Loincloth album rules btw

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North Carolina Music Scene / What are you listening to?
« on: February 18, 2012, 07:39:50 AM »
Quote from: oldtimer;113562
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They do a great cover of that there Lexx Luthor song, they do

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Shows & Events Discussion / Iron Maiden/alice Cooper In Nc!!!!
« on: February 18, 2012, 07:38:26 AM »
Haven\'t listened to Maiden for some time, but Powerslave and 7th Son usually get a listen in the summer.  From what I understand they\'re doing 7th Tour era stuff, which is where i think they peaked.  Hell, I just peaked thinking about hearing Moonchild live.

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Shows & Events Discussion / Iron Maiden/alice Cooper In Nc!!!!
« on: February 17, 2012, 11:09:31 AM »
No, I was the "last kid in the whole wide world to get a Nintendo" and sure as shit Im the last kid to ever see Maiden.  They havent come any closer than VA w that Ozzfest since i started listening to them (1995 but I had no way to go see them until 99 when I gots drivum\').

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Shows & Events Discussion / Iron Maiden/alice Cooper In Nc!!!!
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:42:14 AM »
HOLYFUCKHOLYFUCKHOLYFUCK

http://www.bravewords.com/news/178185

Thurs, June 21, @ Verizon Amp. in Charlotte

Oh you dirty sex fucker, you!

Excited doesn\'t begin to cover it.  You know how you can orgasm without cumming?  Just did

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...And his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can\'t find a rape victim.

The dope fiend fears nothing

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Movies & DVD / Treme
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:01:09 AM »
Don\'t see too many shows about musicians since they took California Dreams off the air.  While not exclusively about them, they are the most appealing aspect of the show.  Also, John Goodman swearing.

Made me go back and give a few more listens to The Mystic Krewe of Clearwater, an instrumental supergroup of cats from Down, Crowbar & Eyehategod.  Really swampy jams.

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Musicians Seeking Musicians / Drummer available for covers, originals
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:29:35 AM »
There\'s not room for much more in DD\'s music; they write some busy shit.  There\'s part of one song Im going to record some complimentary hand drums for.  For a minute I was thinking about going old school Peter Gabriel-Genesis and having a lone kick drum on stage while I play the flute, until I realized how fucking hard it is just to get a sound out of one of those and shitty fingers is the reason Ive never excelled on guitar, bass or keys.  Never known anyone who play reed/horn/woodwinds so I have no experience seeing or playing them and can\'t pass DD off as "free-jazz".

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Musicians Seeking Musicians / Drummer available for covers, originals
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:54:50 PM »
I have another night a week I can piss away playing music, more if good times are agreeable.  I\'m pretty malleable as styles go and can put a beat to any riff but would like to be a part of something where I have a equal stake in the writing/song selection.  I also sing (baritone-ish), play bass (learning) and additional percussion

for Originals, I would love to do something trans-metal; something akin to newer Cynic, Opeth, Katatonia\'s b-sides & remixes, Ulver, BTBAM.  Wouldn\'t mind working with someone on full time hand percussion a la Powerman 5000 or Puya.  Im the type of cat who wants saxophone and woodwinds somewhere in my metal.

for Covers, Im down to play anything from the 60s on up; rock, funk, old school thrash/speed/crossover/death/black metal.

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